• (RP) IPA: /ˈɹɒstə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹɑstɚ/, /ˈɹɔstɚ/

roster (plural rosters)

  1. A list of individuals or groups, usually for an organization of some kind such as military officers and enlisted personnel enrolled in a particular unit; a muster roll; a sports team, with the names of players who are eligible to be placed in the lineup for a particular game; or a list of students officially enrolled in a school or class.
    • 1959, Steam's Finest Hour, edited by David P. Morgan, Kalmbach Publishing Co., page 60, referring to the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway:
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    • 2013, William Brinkley, The Last Ship (Penguin, ISBN 9780698156678), page 132:
      [So many of] the crew, men and officers alike, read them as to make me feel safe in asserting unreservedly that the Nathan James numbered in her company more Turgenev scholars than any other vessel on the United States Navy's entire roster of ships.
  2. A list of the jobs to be done by members of an organization and often with the date/time that they are expected to do them.
    The secretary has produced a new cleaning roster for the Church over the remainder of the year.
Translations Verb

roster (rosters, present participle rostering; past and past participle rostered)

  1. To place the name of (a person) on a roster.
    I have rostered you for cleaning duties on the first Monday of each month.

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